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Snow chaos: which schools are closed today?

Here is the latest on all the school closures caused by adverse weather conditions.

Pete Clifton/PA Wire
Pete Clifton/PA Wire

With yellow warnings for snow and ice covering much of London and the UK this morning, you might be wondering about school closures.

Here is the latest on all the school closures in the community.

JFS is open today and all buses will be running as scheduled, but the B77 will start start from Radlett instead of Shenley.

In a social media update, the school also reminded “students to dress warmly for their journey to and from school.”

Rosh Pinah Primary School is also closed today and apologised “for any inconvenience” caused in a statement on their website.

Yavneh Academy will open at 10:15am and conduct regular classes from that point onward.  Buses will arrive for pick up approximately two hours after normal pick up times

The school also said: “Students should daven before coming to school in the morning”.

JCoSS is closed today “due to adverse weather conditions”, while Sacks Morasha Jewish Primary School is closed today also.

The Haberdashers’ Aske’s Boys’ School and Haberdashers’ Aske’s School for Girls are both closed today.

Elsewhere in the community, Jewish Care said none of its services had been affected by the conditions, while Norwood Chief Executive,  Bev Jacobson, said the charity’s “approach is to constantly review all situations which could potentially put the individuals we support at risk, and we always have contingency plans at the ready. Today’s snow and our ability to respond to this is just one such example.”

It is in the multitude of acts of courage and dedication shown by our staff which is what the inclement weather highlights for us. Our community is truly fortunate to have a cohort of people of this calibre serving Norwood and the vulnerable people we support.”

Many of Norwood’s residents took the opportunity to get out and have some fun in the snow, such as Joe pictured here with home manager Charmaine.

Charmaine and Joe at Lyonsdown Road Norwood home for adults with learning disabilities
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